With ‘Luke Cage’, Marvel Finally Does Right By Black Women

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In 2008, the Nerd Game™ changed forever when Iron Man dropped out of the sky like some fire ass Wu-Tang Clan joint (shout-out to the other, other Iron Man, Ghostface Killah).

It’s been eight years since that happened. And in those eight years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has managed to morph into a robust and interconnected web of franchises–or, as previously referred to, a universe.

As a longtime Marvel fan, it was a beautiful thing to watch. Marvel had heroes for damn near every flavor of person.

Iron Man for those who favor swagger (0r dickish-ness. You decide). Captain America for the lovers of honor and/or patriotism. Hawkeye for all the regular, smegular guys. Black Widow for proud femme fatales. Thor for the people with their heads in the clouds. Dreamers. Adventurers. Hulk for those who deeply sympathize with wanting to say “fuck it” and pick up the…

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One thought on “With ‘Luke Cage’, Marvel Finally Does Right By Black Women

  1. “Iron Man for those who favor swagger (0r dickish-ness. You decide).”

    Hee! This sentence spoke to me. He’s that asshole that I love and he has swagger for days lmao.

    “Captain America for the lovers of honor and/or patriotism.”

    Gives Steve and neutral side eye. He cute though.

    “Black Widow for proud femme fatales.”

    That spoke to me too. That’s my red headed fave. I love nothing more that a butt kicking DIVA.

    I actually left a semi relevant comment at the source lol.
    I’ve been following your coverage and the Black women angle is definitely the one that peeks my interest because I haven’t really connected with Luke yet. His Jessica Jones romps are still fresh in my mind * squints *

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